FORA.tv Speaker - Ruth Yoon
Ruth Yoon is the current Administrative Coordinator for LAUSD Early Childhood Education Division. Prior to this role, in 2000 Ms. Yoon founded Families In Schools, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the capacity of schools, families and community partners to improve student academic achievement, and served as Executive Director through June 2006. Under Ms. Yoon’s leadership, Families In Schools developed three primary program areas: family literacy, college preparation, and capacity-building in parental involvement.
Previously, Ms. Yoon was the Director of Parental Involvement Initiatives at the Los Angeles Annenberg Metropolitan Project (LAAMP). It was at LAAMP that Ms. Yoon helped to create Parents as Learning Partners (PLP), a program she continued to direct at Families In Schools.
PLP is a capacity-building initiative designed to implement systematic, comprehensive approaches to parental involvement in school districts and individual schools. Ms. Yoon has also spent several years as a teacher, site administrator, and district administrator in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
11.08.11 | 01:42:16 min
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